AACP AWARD TO RECOGNIZE STUDENTS' WORK

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0, 0

The American Association of Collegesof Pharmacy (AACP) will recognize 4 student-led community-engaged serviceprojects that provide care to the underservedwith the inaugural AACP StudentAwards for Community Engaged Service.

Sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals,this annual award program will recognizea community-engaged service programdeveloped and delivered by doctorof pharmacy students enrolled atAACP member colleges or schools ofpharmacy. The award program isintended to encourage pharmacy studentsand faculty to design and buildprograms of community-engaged servicelearning, delivering patient educationabout medication use, expandingaccess to affordable medication, andimproving the public's health.

"At Teva, one of the most importantthings we do is to make health careaccessible," said William S. Marth, presidentand chief executive officer of TevaNorth America. "This award programencourages students to help educateconsumers and also improve access toaffordable drugs."

The 4 inaugural awards will be presentedat the 2009 AACP InterimMeeting in Arlington, Virginia. In additionto receiving a commemorativeprize, the winning pharmacy college orschool will also receive $10,000 to beused exclusively to support the expansionof the recognized program or newcommunity-engaged service projects atthe school. Additional prizes include a$5,000 financial stipend administeredto participating students to be used forenhancing or sustaining the recognizedprogram or for travel support to attendand present their projects at professionalmeetings.

For more information about theawards, visit www.aacp.org, and clickon the For Students and Applications orthe For Faculty Section.